Programmable logic controllers have to reliably execute the logic operations and communication requests that automated facilities/machines require. The DirectLOGIC 06 controller offers reliable, time-tested hardware with the software features needed for many industrial automation projects.
The DirectLOGIC 06 (DL06) programmable logic controller (PLC) is our first micro PLC to combine its fixed I/O of 20 inputs and 16 outputs with four option card slots for expansion (discrete, analog, communication modules), all in the same package. With the DL06 micro PLC, you can use the same PLC panel layout for all applications from 36 to 100 I/O. This powerful micro PLC is ideal for managing a variety of industrial process control applications.
The DirectLOGIC DL06 CPU offers PID capability, high-speed counting, floating point number handling, and an instruction set very similar to our larger DL205 D2-260 CPU. Many powerful instructions are included. All DL06 PLCs have two built-in communication ports that can be used for programming, operator interface, networking, etc. One of the DL06 ports is a multi-function port capable of RS232C, RS422, or RS485 communication.
DirectLOGIC DL06 PLC prices start at
The DL06 micro PLC line has nine base units to choose from, each has 20 built-in inputs and 16 built-in outputs. The DL06 PLC is a great fit for high voltage, 220-240 VAC applications or remote 12 VDC applications, and everything in between.
The discrete I/O option modules allow the DL06 PLC to expand with the needs of industrial control applications for just a few dollars more.
Using option modules, analog I/O can be added to the DL06 PLC. These analog modules are among the smallest and lowest-priced in the industry.
16-Bit analog modules offer higher resolution, higher density (8 channel) and output only versions.
Implement advanced networking solutions for the DL06 with DeviceNet or Ethernet (10 or 100 MBit). The D0-DCM module supports DirectNet and Modbus (slave) protocols.
The new DirectSOFT6 software package offers a host of advanced features for easier PLC programming.
Nine models available
The DL06 PLC line includes nine models to choose from in both AC and DC powered models.
Thirty-six built-in I/O points
All nine DL06 PLC models include 20 inputs and 16 outputs for a total of 36 built-in discrete I/O in a variety of AC, DC and relay combinations.
Our FREE DirectSOFT PLC programming software package, PC-DS100,* combined with the powerful DL06 instruction set, makes programming your application simple and affordable.
The DL06 includes two serial communication ports. Port 1 supports programming and HMI. Port 2 can be used for RS-232/422/485 networking or ASCII In/out to other devices.
Discrete I/O option modules
These discrete I/O option modules allow the DL06 to expand with the needs of your application for just a few dollars more.
Easy ZIPLink connection
16-point option modules can connect to a variety of ZIPLink modules, including low-cost feed-through terminals, fuse, LED, and even relay modules.
Combine our analog I/O modules with any DL06 PLC for the lowest-cost analog control in its class. You can buy two DL06 systems for the price of one of our competitor's systems.
offer a low-cost window into your application. Our C-more operator interface panels have some of the best features in the market for process HMI applications.
with the analog option modules to most common analog devices such as pressure and level transmitters, proportional valves, AC drives, panel meters, etc.
Eight PID loops with “auto-tune”
The DL06 supports its great analog capabilities with PID and floating point math at no additional charge.
built-in and expansion. Combine a DL06 AC or DC-powered PLC unit with our industrial telephone modem and avoid the high cost of an advanced Remote Telemetry System (RTU).
Seven analog modules
to choose from including 4-20 mA or 0-20 mA, and 0-5V or 0-10V input and output ranges. DL06 analog modules are the smallest and lowest-priced in the industry.
The most flexible ports in its class. The DL06 has two built-in communication ports. Port 2 has the same communication capabilities as many larger PLCs.
Connect directly to ASCII devices
The DL06 allows you to easily perform ASCII operations at no additional charge!
Versatile programming port
can also be used for operator interface. After programming is complete, use this port to connect to a C-more panel for a low cost HMI solution.
DL05/ 06 H0-ECOM100 Ethernet Modules provide a 10 Mbit or 100 Mbit Ethernet link for peer-to-peer PLC communications and for data serving to HMI/SCADA systems using OPC over Ethernet.
ASCII and Modbus
fill-in-the-blanks instructions. The DL06 includes easy-to-use communication instructions for MODBUS and ASCII operations.